What can one say about this super borefest of a so-called Sci-Fi comedy accept for starters, "Well there goes a near hour and a half of my life that I'm never getting back"! Another one would be, ZZZZZ!
I just plain can't figure out as to what praytell John Carpenter(Halloween) and Dan O'Bannon(Return of the Living Dead) were going for here. This movie simply wasn't funny even once!
For starters we've got a plot of sorts, that's not only barely existent but, also highly incomprehensible overall. The characters, Doolittle, Boiler, and Talby are all totally flat and considerably dull. Pinback is somewhat relatable in as much and is sadly poor and lowly among the crew. You truly feel sorry for the poor guy. The rest are nothing but one-dimensional with not much in the way of personalities. They spend the whole movie talking about dumb things like, waxing a surfboard, how they got there, blowing up planets, and how they're sick and tired of eating chicken all the time. Even the details here that may not sound so dumb prove to be the way that they present them.
That dumb scene where Sergeant Pinback is chasing around a pet alien that stupidly looks like a volley ball with feet is not only stupid, but, it goes on forever just when the plot has no other direction to go in at that point. Pinback's resulting in getting stuck in the elevator shaft after his struggle with the alien was just way too lengthy also.
The jokes in this movie were not only dry and moronic, but also so poorly timed that if they would've been even a little bit funny you just wouldn't know. The writing was not clever at all either. Not even once. I guess them talking with a bomb and giving it commands was supposed to be funny, but I can't say how.
This movies pacing is so painfully slow in general that, you are likely to either dose off or pick up a magazine and ignore it all together.
If you want some clever sci-fi comedies that actually deliver on all that makes one entertaining I would recommend: Galaxy Quest, Spaceballs, Morons from Outerspace or even Buckaroo Banzai Accross the 8th Dimension. They are all well timed comedically, well-written, more relatable, have greater characterization, and unlike this movie actually have a plot rather than senseless running around.